May 30, 2024

Arizona man arrested for alleged human trafficking

Hamilton County, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–An Arizona man was arrested, after it was revealed he was associatiated with a human trafficking organization in Phoenix.

On Thursday, the Wallace County, Kansas Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle and arrested a male subject for Human Trafficking. The male subject was transporting twelve people from Arizona to an unknown destination. The twelve displaced victims were transported to the Boarders Inn & Suites in Syracuse Kansas.
 
Just after 6 am Friday morning, he Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call stating a male subject was there trying to take the displaced victims by force. Upon arrival the male subject left the motel in a van. Before 10 am, am the vehicle was located in a parking lot in the 300 block of west Avenue A in Syracuse. The suspect was found in a nearby restaurant where he was taken into custody. An investigation revealed the suspect is related to a human trafficking organization out of the Phoenix Arizona area.
 
Following the investigation, 51-year-old Antonio Castro Tienda of Mesa, Arizona was taken into custody.
 
This is an ongoing investigation and no other details will be released at this time.